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I only have one game atm. DOOM runs on ultra 1080p GPU max 64c and CPU max 68c. CPU idle temp 34 to 36c. Fire strike 14700. I added a slim fan close to the CPU cooler for a bit more positive airflow to that area. Picked up a $10 black mesh wastepaper basket from lowe's and used it to replace the plastic windows. Didn't find a handle like the ML08, for $4 picked up some 6/32 1/2inch steel screws, 4 nuts and 3 feet of chain to use as a carry handle. This PC is silent, almost no fan noise even when gaming. ASUS fan Xpert 2+ does a good job. The Corsair PSU is silent, when the fan runs it does not click, rattle or whine. MSI 1070 gaming X runs in OC mode and is nearly silent, even if I manually set the fans to 100% it produces low fan noise. I am using a Steam controller for Windows 10 and to game on this PC, so far I am really happy with it. Noctua cooler fits this case due to the plastic window, it slightly pushes on it by maybe 2mm, it sits flush with the mesh.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Very creative design. This definitely unique.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Have you compared temps with and without that extra fan? I'm curious about potential mods that can improve temps in my build in this case. Do GPU temps seem alright too? I'm stuck in the seemingly never-ending blower vs. open coolers debate in this case. Definitely +1 on the cool mods. I think it'd be sick if you spraypainted those carrying chains black

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Holly smoke! That pc looks nice.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good cable management, twisty ties can save lives.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Together, we can make it a meme.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks amazing +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

So you have the L9X65 in the case? How well does it fit does the fan spill out over the sides or is it tight?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

With the original plastic sides on the case, the heat sink did press out on the side by maybe 1 or 2 mm, still did not give me any problem installing or taking off the panel. With the mesh It just sits flush. At first I did order a Scythe BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B but it did not arrive on time. So I ordered the L9X65. I think the Scythe could be a better performer if you don't have memory sticks with large heat sinks. The quality of the L9X65 is just amazing, I decided to keep it after reading several posts saying the Scythe fan burns out after a few months and people are not finding a replacement. Also Noctua includes a full premium thermal paste tube, which would save a few bucks if you go with it. I take this computer to work so I need that form factor for portability, if you want to take full advantage of the 6600K then it would be better to get a case that allows for a Corsair H100i or something similar.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Does your 950 show up in the bios? Curious how others are getting theirs to work. Mine boots up and has great speeds (I think) but it still doesn't get detected in my bios. M.2 says empty.

I used an external dvd drive to install my win10..

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers,

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, it doesn't. I also had a bad day when the motherboard lit up the storage red fault light during post with just black screen and no way to get in the BIOS. I took most of the components out, disconnected the board button battery and disconnected the power supply wire to the board. After around an hour I put everything back and it was working again. I think it was the 950 not playing nice with the board. After that I did a BIOS update and I hope they fixed this issue. I now think going with a good SATA SSD is a better choice till manufacturers figure out compatibility problems.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, love your build!

Looks super clean and has personality which is always good. Good job on tying down cables and making the whole pc as neat as it came out.

I recently completed a build in the same case, and there are two things that I really thought the pc needed that you addressed elegantly. The handle and the screen.

This is my build so far. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/JGsJ7P

I would like to ask you if you don't mind that I use those two mods as base to mod my case. I was thinking of also using an air conditioner's super thin plastic airfilter. The filter did not seem restrictive and the size is about right to go over, or under the mesh. It should provide some dust protection.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

So far I don't really see any dust buildup inside this case, I only use this PC when gaming and it stays off when not in use. I keep it covered with the black bag the case was shipped in when not in use. Hex mesh is very expensive and would have cost close to the price of the case, using waste basket mesh is not a new idea and cost about $10. I also take it to work a couple of times a week and the handle is very durable and makes it easy to carry. I made a slit at the top of the black bag for the handle and use the bag I am walking around with it.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually really love that black bag and have been using it since day one! it has enough space to fit the case and most of the cables that stay permanent. The waste basket mesh looks great and I'm guessing it shouldn't be too hard to form into shape with a solid corner as a guide. What did you use to cut it? I was thinking maybe a wire cutter?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be very kind if you could provide more info into how you got the waste basket mesh into the case. Specifically how you attached it so that the shape would look so natural. I am planning on doing the same thing hopefully when I get my case.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How did the graphics card fit? Its width seems to be higher than the restriction listed on Sliverstone's site. Do you use the included graphics card holder? Also, when you transport it, do you disconnect the graphics card? From Silverstone's site: "Expansion card holder needs to be removed when installing expansion/graphics card wider than 4.78 inches. When system is assembled without the holder, vertical orientation of the case is recommended and transporting/shipping should be avoided. For more details, please refer to manual."

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

how did u change the front leds? i want to change my case ones to blue when i start building my pc (it uses same case)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

that mod...BEA(U/S)TIFUL

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

Wow I love the idea of that mesh and the Makeshift handle that makes it looks very portable although I could see dust becoming a big problem or possible liquid spillage in the enclosure due to an accident. What are your Temps at?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, this is my first PC build, I had a laptop for the past 4 years with a 650m. I can stress test this desktop but I rather just use it and see temps I hit while gaming. Max I hit was CPU 68c and GPU 64c. CPU is set to boost up to 4.3 GHz. Asus motherboard does a great job controlling the overclock, it also adjusts both CPU cooler fan and the slim PWM case fan speed to temperature. Dust is always a problem but can be cleaned with a some compressed air and dusting brush. Kinda treat it like a big laptop.

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

This is so cool, very similar to what I want to do to downsize my atx build

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3f94Cy

What was your building experience like?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Easy, the case is very well thought out by Silverstone, just needed some tiny zip ties and a small wire cutter. Watched some youtube videos and went through all the other builds using the same PC case on this website. I don't think i would have done it without everyone who posted their builds here.